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Bualuang FSO in operation offshore Thailand

Salamander Energy says first oil has been stored in the newly converted FSO Suksan Salamander that serves the Bualuang field in the Gulf of Thailand.

Damen completes antiroll retrofits on GulfMark PSVs

Shipdock Amsterdam has completed the retrofit of two antiroll tanks onto GulfMark UK’s Highland Defender and Highland Guardian platform supply vessels. The work was carried out within one location as a complete turnkey package by two Damen Shipyards subsidiaries. 

FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba leaves yard for presalt Santos basin

On Aug. 16, the Schahin–Modec consortium, hired by Petrobras to build and operate the FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba, initiated the process of moving the vessel out of the BrasFels shipyard, in Angra dos Reis.

Harkand secures Apache North Sea master service agreement

Harkand has received a contract to support Apache with inspection, repair, and maintenance work (IRM), as well as light construction across its assets in the North Sea.

 

Next-generation stimulation vessels meet today's performance demands

Today's preferred method of offshore vessel-based stimulation involves multi-zone treatments of horizontal wells -- a technology first perfected in the North Sea. A vessel operating in the modern market must perform large-volume, low-rate matrix acid treatments, high-rate Paccaloni-style matrix acid treatments, acid fracturing, and high-concentration proppant fracturing. Furthermore, a vessel must be able to perform treatments at a rate of at least 60 bbl/min.

First modular drilling rig designed for North Sea P&A operations

Archer's modular rig is designed for swift assembly on most offshore platforms, typically over a period of up to three weeks, using the platform's cranes. Once assembled, the rig can undertake most standard tasks ranging from top hole to cased hole drilling, managed pressure drilling, through tubing rotary drilling, coiled tubing/e-line/slickline intervention, and P&A workover. However, it is lighter and more compact than existing modular or platform rig options, according to the company, and therefore easier to accommodate on the space-constrained decks of most of the older North Sea installations.

Large Shell Prelude turret piece sets sail for Samsung

The largest single piece of the mooring turret for Shell’s Prelude FLNG project offshore Australia is on its way from Dubai to the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.

FPU count on the rise

Inventory of floating production systems is on the rise, reaching 264 units, according to the Energy Maritime Associates (EMA).

GSP takes delivery of Magellan jackup

GSP has expanded its drilling fleet to eight rigs by acquiring the jackup GSP Magellan (ex-GSF Magellan).

Maersk Supply Service expands its new-building program

Maersk Supply Service AS has entered into contracts with COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard for the building of four subsea support vessels, with options for two more. The contracts are valued over $470 million, excluding owner-furnished equipment from Maersk Supply Service.

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